“If only bloody NIOA hadn’t made that video” – 50% of online posters
“Stop posting about the Adler, you’ll get it banned” – 20% of online posters
“Those guys at Shooting Stuff Australia should have their licence taken off them” – some cuck who ended up making a petition
Stop chewing down on the blue pill. Chew on this red pill whilst we drop a few truth bombs.
The NFA review as we have come to discuss today stems from a 2005 (Yes, 11 years ago) COAG (Council of Australian Governments) meeting. Changes put forward for further discussion included:
– All lever action firearms to face a possible recatagorisation
-5 round magazines
-Bans on detachable magazines
-cosmetic/appearance to be used to determine category
Now, this was 11 years ago. None of that has happened. Current gun control was seen as good enough (for them).
Flash forward to the importation of the Akkar 3, a triple barreled shotgun. This made waves. This was (to an extent) reasonably unheard of. Meets were had. Discussions were made. Old documents were brought up from the 2005 meetings.
Suddenly the Adler arrives. Gun control activists shit their beds, David Shoebridge faints, and the issue gets flung into the mainstream media. Thanks to them, certain politicians play their hand before the river card has come out. They turn up the heat on the boiling frogs far too quickly. People take note of further gun control.
Australian shooters start getting politically motivated. They form groups at the grassroots level, conduct letter writing campaigns, phone calls etc. They levy voting pressure.
Now here we are today. So no longer can you put the blame on NIOA for advertising a product which was legal for the entire country (a majority of footage had been sped up), nor can you put the blame on random youtube videos for showing off a new gun.
The plans were laid well in advance. If the Adler had not been thrust into the wider public spotlight by hysterical voices, we probably wouldn’t exist today, and shooters wouldnt be as aware as they are now of further gun control measures trying to be legislated by stealth.